Like many California hospitals, Mills-Peninsula Hospital is replacing older facilities with new ones that meet current seismic design requirements. With a new seismically fit hospital, the owner and design team also wanted the hospital’s parking structure to meet the same performance requirements and be immediately serviceable after a seismic event. After a comprehensive review of competing structural systems, the owner’s team chose Clark Pacific’s precast hybrid moment frame system as the best performing, most cost-effective system available to meet their requirements.
The precast hybrid moment frame has been extensively tested and represents the latest advance in seismic design: frame elements are designed to “self right” after a seismic event.
Essential Services structures such as hospitals, government offices, police and fire stations are excellent applications for the system due to their high performance requirements and the life-saving services they provide.